Alternative shoulder rest
Has anyone experimented with shoulder rests that are attached to your shoulder rather than to your violin?
I suppose shoulder pads might be a better name for them.
Or are we just talking about putting hankies over your shoulder? (I haven't taken a look at any Perlman videos yet)
Interestingly enough no-one is jumping in? Despite the strong stimulus word...
I'll jump in and say that I haven't used a shoulder rest for about 10 years, don't now own one, don't use a substitute (cloth or pad, etc), and feel perfectly comfortable without it.
I am only interested in one thing - in this context - slippage.
Gordon, perhaps not helpful but I am using a Fiddlerman gel pad based on a recommendation from this site and it does work well. I also got it to avoid slippage, and it does that. Good luck!
I bookmarked a load of gel pads on Amazon this morning but I'm not going to buy anything without reading all the small print.
Gordon, have you tried to wash your damn sheet rubber with soap? It works for ping-pong rackets...
"I am only interested in one thing - in this context - slippage.